Terry Neal has a doctorate in Adult and Community Education from Ball State University with a cognate in Nursing Education. She earned a B.S. in Nursing as well as an M.S. in Primary Care Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University. Dr. Neal has been a family nurse practitioner since 1996. For most of her career, Dr. Neal's clinical practice has been and continues to be in an urgent care center.
Dr. Neal participates in her community as a nurse practitioner providing primary care to those in her county who have no health insurance. Medication assistance and necessary diagnostic testing are provided as needed. She volunteers at the clinic two to three times monthly. She also works at the college health center as needed.
In 2001, Dr. Neal began teaching at Indiana Wesleyan University. She served as the coordinator for the family nurse practitioner program for several years. In 2013, she became the coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program and now serves as full time faculty in the Division of Graduate Nursing. Her primary teaching responsibilities are in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. Dr. Neal has served as the advisor for numerous doctoral projects in the DNP program as well as chair and committee member for several dissertations in the Doctor of Organizational Leadership program.
Research Interests: Primary care/ Advanced Nursing Practice, Mentoring as it relates to role socialization, Diabetes management, Spiritual care in nursing practice, Education at the doctoral level